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] >> great state of ohio. >> midwest. >> wisconsin. >> kansas. [inaudible] >> spent 30 years in texas -- >> the star telegram. >> covered aviation and energy. >> i tell you. kind of a little off the subject but really not. medical technology and what's happened in texas in the last decade in particular, has been just really fascinating. when you talk about our state's economy, back in the '80s, '84, right before we dropped off the cliff and went into a rather substantial and relatively lengthy recession, gas in texas was 14.7% of our goes state product, and today it's less than 7%. about 6.5%. the gross state product, and it's grown, but that gives you an idea of the total diversification of the texas economy over the course of the last 25 years. in the last decade in particular. we announced a new applied cancer science institute at md anderson a week ago last monday. it was basically a pickup and move out of harvard to md anderson. so, -- we're seeing some just great work. it's really early, but one of our intentions is to try to make texas the adult stem cell center of the country,
go to texas . have texas lost to take everything to santa fe, and he will deal with the demands that says the texas republican came in to the union. i have to ask if all of you have so funds, could you please turn off. thank you. this texas came into the union the debts from the texas republican. texas is demanding that the united states government bailout texas because texas is in bankruptcy. by the way, we will do this. the first federal bailout in american history is texas. i wish that somebody would teach governor perry of texas now. as he talks about secession and running for president the same time. i want to know what country. taylor would deal with these one of the time. in the senate, however, henry clay, the grand old man of american politics has a different idea. he hates taylor. he hates taylor because he thought he should have been the weak nominee in 1848. he does not understand how this of star politician who never did anything suddenly is president rather than henry clay has earned it. and his plan is to run congress and force what he calls an omnibus bill which
to bust oil town on the texas panhandle. dropped out of high school after two years and became a painter, married, had his first two children and they all waited through the years that carried the black lizard's of dust across the great plains. this was the war not topsoil of over 100,000 square miles of ravaged farmland. in november, 1933 the dust. the midwest and came back the following year burying the entire midwest again and then as far east as albany and buffalo new york. as the dust continued to blow for the rest of the decade the sky but term black and red with tongs of dust and animals and people choke to death, toddlers wander out and suffocate. and the single worst day that any of the dust bowl could remember was april 14th, 1945 palm sunday. they call it black sunday. that is when the wind of more than 80 an hour ripped the topsoil and the clafin as far away as nebraska, it dumped on the already dying town of tampa texas and woody recalled when the dust cloud hit it looked like an ocean was chomping down on a snail and the red sea was closing in on the children, he said, and
congressman named john from texas about why it wasn't working. and his answer was in effect that it would work. and of course, the fact was if you do something for you. and then stopped completely, it is confusing. it can be seen to our people. it's confusing to the enemy and i did ask a question and try to get some response from hans asked you how the combination of off and on was going to work. the way it's going to work as more of the same. and at that point he was in a bombing pause, and he had a tough job as president and he did his best. >> in retrospect, what do you think his mistakes are in vietnam and making the decision the way it was for? >> well, i wasn't in his shoes and it's hard to say for sure, but in the last analysis come in that country was going to have to find its way itself. and the task we had was not to try to go after the north vietnamese were the vietcong alone because all they have to do was disappear. they didn't have to fight a single battle. they could just disappear in a week later show back a. they could go harvest the rice and then come back and you could have
from texas be allowed to sit in today's hearing. without objection, so ordered. that was a close call. [laughter] that was a close call. i first want to thank everyone, especially our witnesses, for joining us today. after recognizing myself and the ranking member, mr. engel, for five minutes each for our opening statements, chairman mccall and the ranking member keating five minutes each for their opening statements. we will then proceed directly to hearing testimony from our distinguished witnesses, the full text of the written statements will be inserted into the record. without objection members may have five days to submit statements and questions for the record. after we hear from our witnesses, individual members will be recognized for five minutes each for questions, and i now recognize myself five minutes for my opening statement. two weeks ago four expert witnesses testified in this hearing room, two experts explained that an insurgency is raging along our southern border. the other two focused on the fact that violence and crime in mexico has taken a unique turn, and the u.
kathleen. it is great to be back in the state of texas -- oops. the state of kansas. i was giving bill a hard time a while back. as many of you know, i have roots here. [cheers and applause] i am sure you are all familiar with the obamas of both the what may --osawatomie. i like to say that i got my name from my father bought my accent and my values from my mother. [ cheers and applause] she was born in wichita. her mother grew up in augusta. her father was from eldorado. so my kansas roots run deep. and my grandparents served during world war ii. he was a soldier in the army. she was a worker on a bomber assembly line. and together they shared the optimism of a nation that triumphed over the great depression and over fascism. they believed in an america where hard work paid off. and responsibility was rewarded. and anyone could make it if they tried. no matter who you were. no matter where you came from. no matter how you started out. [applause] these values gave rise to largest middle class and strongest economy the world has ever known. it was here in america, the most productive wo
. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. noggle bauer for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman. mr. corzine, i want to go back to some earlier testimony because i think the question was asked you, did you authorize the transfer of funds from the sake of your accounts to other places. and you didn't, the anti-gay was no, i did not. you said i never intended to violate any rules. so i -- >> i would repeat that in the context that there were people who handle the transfer of funds, and i'm not one of those. there are people -- >> that wasn't the question. the question was, did you ever in the heat of the moment in those last days when you were trying to sell this company tried to keep his company afloat, to make the transfer, hopefully pull the rabbit out of the hat, did you ever authorize any of your people -- >> i never intended to authorize anyone. >> so you never intended to, but you may have? >> if it did, it was a misunderstanding because there is no intention under any context that i can think of that i was authorizing tapping into segregated funds. >> so the answ
. stanford is very good at putting things out. mit is very good. texas amn is very good. many universities are. how do we translate the models at work to the rest of the country? >> a great question. >> you have to recognize we need to create a hub of excellence. while we -- 240 companies and 27,000 people really focus on the power sector. we are working with community colleges. we're working with north carolina state, which is, they do research and development next door. they have incubator type of opportunity for entrepreneurs, the same with clemson. so i think this notion of creating hubs. with minneapolis. we have medical devices. we have in houston oil and gas. silicon valley. cities and regions in creating the infrastructure there, it's very critical for job creation and creating new products and services so i think it's going on, not just in those major stanford and mit in texas a and m., but it's going on in a lot of different regions in our country. and that's what i have confidence in going forward. >> i would offer a note of caution. the number of places around with to try to du
the georgia to texas swing so much safer for the farm states that are so loyally republican? would've we got going for us that they don't have going for them? >> a couple things are interesting. louisiana was one of the last southern states good to talk about the deep south and southern strategy. louisiana is a u.s. senator until recently had never had a republican majority in either chamber i did not have a history of electing republican governors. i voted for twice. a lot of voters and the fact reregister democrat was a republican nationally. even a voter registration, even though our numbers are increasing in their numbers are tear creasing, were still half the size of the democratic party. they outnumbered two to one even today. so i think what's interesting, let's look at state that a red versus blue, but the states that are changing. louisiana is moving in the right direction. west virginia is one of those states that wants to move in the right direction and certainly a lot of talk about the western states may be becoming more purple, moving kind of towards the middle. i think that the
possibly could, we look forward to your explanation. >> the gentleman from texas. >> i have a very brief question. most of the questions have been asked. mr. duffy. mf global had a very spotty compliance record. paid about $87 million in fines to regulators in 2007. was there anything in mf global's past that would give cme concern about our segregation of customer funds? >> we do random audits. we are each and every one of our firms every year as we are required to do. we do daily segregation reports. we do third-party tie ups. they had some disciplinary action throughout the years. when they took over we never took them off of daily reporting. most firms report daily segments later. we have continued to keep a close watch on all the firms including mf global. >> thank you very much. yield back. >> apologize to mr. miller for skipping over him. you are recognized. >> that is fine. i would accept double the time. the only proposal i can recall, dodd-frank, got the market which is the huge part of a financial crisis was proposal from the fdic and sheila bair to limit how much would be pai
the ogalala aquifer with many states. they have an irresponsibility set of water laws in texas, which basically allows you to pump and use as much water as you've got equipment for. whereas in our state, we have tried to limit water use and make it much more orderly. but the frustration on our side is that the water level in the aquifer continues to drop because of the excessive water use on the texas side of the border. we have two straws in one aquifer that's straddling the state line. is there a way the government can play a more constructive role in this? there's no incentive on the part of texas to do anything other than what they are doing, until they run out of water. but ms. castle, maybe you have thoughts on how to solve this problem. >> that's a tough problem, senator bingaman. i would first say that one of the best weapons in any sort of ground water dispute is good information. and that's sometimes lacking in ground water particularly. so i know that usgs has been doing some work to characterize that aquifer and to look at rates of depletion and the stresses on the aquifer
the texas online. we can't prevent any individual putting our address online but if that is the justification of newspapers reprinted international press the is the justification that we have taken every reasonable precaution we can think of to protect our own privacy. >> then you point out of the third line of paragraph 43 published a picture of your daughter's. >> what i'm about to say does not apply to the whole of the british press but it is my experience with the british press a few protest or make kump thinks that you can expect some form of retribution i thought the fact in this case it was a picture of my child put into the papers of very quickly after by asked if i was spiteful actually >> to move to a different title, the evening standard in october of 2007 published photographs and information about your home including descriptions of the property, details and to their history and the location and details of security arrangements and pictures what was the complaint? >> as my witness statement says the had noted the contents of my letter and again th
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